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Aug 12, 2010

Peanut Growers, Hudsons make substantial gifts to 4-H Museum and History Center

The North Carolina 4-H Museum and History Center moved a step closer this spring to becoming reality, thanks to two very special gifts. The North Carolina Peanut Growers Association Inc.… 

Aug 11, 2010

Youth participate in Junior Dairy Show

Each year, N.C. Cooperative Extension conducts the Junior Dairy Show at sites around the state. The show held in Guilford County Aug. 3-4 included participants from surrounding counties. The dairy show was organized by Extension Dairy Agent Marti Day. To see images from the show, visit Debbie Roos's Growing Small Farms site. 

Aug 9, 2010

Not your mom’s 4-H

In July, N.C. Cooperative Extension and 4-H worked with Trading Spaces designer Edward Walker to develop a green design competition for 4-H’ers interested in fashion and interior design, encouraging their ambition while helping to change public perception of 4-H – an organization that does so much more than livestock exhibitions and canning competitions. 

Jul 23, 2010

N.C. 4-H’ers take action to stop the hidden problem of local hunger

4-H'ers attending State 4-H Congress in mid-July committed to an ambitious goal of collecting 1 million pounds of food for North Carolina’s food banks as part of a campaign called Hungry to Help. Conducted in partnership with the Food Banks of North Carolina, the campaign is designed to promote awareness of hunger in North Carolina and to help stop it. 

Jul 20, 2010

Media Advisory: Interior design and hunger prevention projects highlight State 4-H Congress

State 4-H Congress, held this week at North Carolina State University and around Raleigh, will include a youth version of "Trading Spaces," where teams create a room design, and the kickoff of 4-H's Hungry to Help project. 

Jul 16, 2010

A berry good experience

Eight teens and tweens wandered beneath and between the branches of blueberry bushes under a sweltering July sun in Moore County's Cameron community. Some mentioned the careers they'd like to pursue when they grow up: One said a hockey player. Another, an auto mechanic. And yet another, a veterinarian. Whatever careers they ultimately choose, all of the 4-H'ers were gaining skills that will help prepare them. They were learning what it means to work hard, develop a business plan, put it into action and move on to new strategies when things don't work out as planned.